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Underwater Marvels: The Fisheries of Lake Superior

  • Madeline Island Museum 226 Colonel Woods Avenue La Pointe, WI, 54850 United States (map)

Co-sponsored by Madeline Island Museum

Wednesday, August 15th, 7:00PM
Madeline Island Museum
Free and Open to the Public

Speaker: Titus Seilheimer, PhD Fisheries Specialist, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

The depths of Lake Superior are home to a diverse and largely unseen aquatic ecosystem. Anglers and seafood fans are familiar with Lake Trout and Lake Whitefish, but the lake is home to many other species from deepwater ciscos to the burbot.

Mr. Seilheimer will discuss the status of Lake Superior’s fisheries and food web, as well as future threats from invasive species like Asian Carp.

If you’ve ever wondered what is happening under the water, then this is a talk you won’t want to miss!


Titus Seilheimer, PhD Fisheries Specialist, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.

Titus joined the Wisconsin Sea Grant Advisory Services team in December of 2012 and is based in UW Sea Grant’s Manitowoc Office, on the UW-Manitowoc campus. Titus holds a Ph.D. in biology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he studied fish habitat in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Before accepting his position with Wisconsin Sea Grant, Titus worked as a research ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station in St. Paul, Minnesota, developing water quality models for the Western Great Lakes. He also led research on fish habitat in springs and the classification of river flow regimes at Oklahoma State University, and he assessed the impacts of flow regime change on fish assemblages at Cornell University.